Senior Terrestrial Biologist

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CA - ON, Oakville
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R151962
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Technical Support/Technician/Scientific
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Job Description:

Parsons is seeking a Senior Biologist for our team in Ontario to compliment the Planning and Ecological Services Group in Ontario. Parson’s Planning and Ecological Services Group works both in support of other internal groups (primarily land development/transportation/streets and bridges, and stormwater management) and also as an independent unit completing ecological assessments and monitoring duties directly for various clients.

Duties will include field investigations and inventories, impact assessment studies and mitigation plans, during and post-construction monitoring of environmental project components, and preparation of technical reports and memos. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in the field as required but will primarily be an Office position with flexible office work arrangements.

The Senior Biologist/Ecologist’s key responsibilities include:

  • Undertakes and participates in biological field investigations and data collection (e.g., breeding bird and amphibian surveys, bat acoustic surveys, vegetation inventories and tree surveys, wildlife and species at risk surveys, Ecological Land Classification assessment, wetland evaluations, and fisheries assessments) following established protocols.
  • Strong technical writing skills; provide high quality review of technical documents; report writing, impact assessment, ecological reporting.
  • Manage project workloads, scheduling and coordination
  • Assists with proposal development, work programs, managing project budgets and invoicing.
  • Lead/assist with Project Management/coordination of ecological services work
  • Provide mentorship to intermediate and junior staff members as well as the opportunity to manage others

  Skills & Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience
  • Private sector/consulting experience
  • Post-secondary education in environmental science/studies, biology/ecology/Forestry, geography, or related field
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Experience in the collection, analysis, and reporting of field data following established protocols
  • Experience in the accurate identification of Ontario flora and fauna (trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, birds, reptiles amphibians, mammals, and/or insects).
  • Experience on Metrolinx and MTO projects; RAQS Certification (Nature Science, EA Planning Etc.) considered an asset or experience to obtain RAQS certification.
  • Experience with obtaining permits and approvals under the Endangered Species Act, Species at Risk Act, Fisheries Act, Migratory Birds Convention Act, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act
  • Current or past certification as an ISA Certified Arborist or Registered Professional Forester is considered an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of Species at Risk found in Ontario, including identification, habitat, and life-history.
  • Experience in completing Impact Assessment following municipal, provincial or federal policies or acts.
  • Maintaining and organizing accurate and detailed fieldnotes as well as photo documentation records.
  • Proficiency in the use of ArcGIS Software.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills particularly technical report writing. French language written and oral communication skills considered an asset.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

For more than 75 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. We work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as health, vision, dental, employer paid provincial care premiums, Defined Contribution Pension Plan (DCPP), Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), life insurance, paid time off, sick leave, all province observed holidays off, and gym membership discounts to fit your busy lifestyle!

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!

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Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance.

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Parsons has contributed to major infrastructure projects in Canada since the 1940’s, helping to design and build many well-known landscapes across the country, including the Regina Bypass, Turcot Exchange, Kicking Horse Canyon, Olivier-Charbonneau Bridge, and the Edmonton Light Rail Transit. Our markets are diverse, including Bridge, Tunnel, Road and Highway, Aviation, Rail and Transit, Smart Vehicle Solutions, Smart Mobility, Integrated Delivery, Environmental Remediation, Mining and Reclamation, and Water/Wastewater, as well as serving numerous industrial clients. The Parsons’ signature stands out and our achievements have been recognized via numerous awards for innovation and quality, particularly in long-span bridges, complex brigles, and major road networks expansions. Our teams work across Canada in many provinces, including Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northern Territories and the Yukon.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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Balance in life is important and time away from the office is imperative to allow you to refresh and focus your attention on the things that matter to you. Parsons supports your time away by providing paid time off and paid flexible holidays.

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